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Cargo ship aground in Solent - Next 24 hours 'critical' By BBC News, , 8:26 AM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
The Hoegh Osaka ran aground in the Solent off the coast of the Isle of Wight late on Saturday and is listing at 45 degrees on Bramble Bank. The salvage master tasked with refloating the Costa Concordia cruise liner, Capt Nicholas Sloane, said salvors face a 'critical situation'. He said the next 24 hours are 'crucial for the local conditions and the wash'. ...
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Study pumps up volume on understanding of marine invertebrate hearing By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, , 7:38 AM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
A new study by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and their colleagues examined behavioral responses to sound by cuttlefish, a type of shell-less mollusk related to squid and octopi. The study is the first to identify the acoustic range and minimum sound sensitivity in these animals. ...
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ActiveCaptain - The Great Loop Videos By Active Corporation, , 3:41 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
When we started our Great Loop journey last year, we did something that hadn't been done before - capture the entire Great Loop on video. We mounted a GoPro camera on our flybridge and shot high-def, time-lapse video through every travel day. Here are some of favorite videos. ...
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World ARC 2014 - One year on By World Cruising Club, , 2:58 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
For the World ARC 2014 fleet January 2015 marks a significant milestone. Exactly one year on since their voyage began in Saint Lucia, they have been on an adventure exploring the spectacles of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Now, with the fleet moored at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town it’s almost time to once again set sail and get back on the ocean. ...
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Radio Ham Exams in the Davao Gulf of the Philippines By Seven Seas Cruising Association, , 2:11 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
On February 25, 2015 at 0930 local time the Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) is conducting a ham exam 'gam' at Holiday Oceanview Marina on Samal Island in the Davao Gulf of the Philippines. ...
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Go on a submarine adventure in a special family fun day at the museum By Jude Timms, , 3:18 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
This summer the Australian National Maritime Museum is all about underwater exploration with its brand new children’s adventureland, Voyage to the Deep. And to celebrate it is inviting families to a special submarine family fun day inspired by the exhibition and its resident submarine HMAS Onslow on Sunday 18 January. ...
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Go on undersea adventure in theatre show at National Maritime Museum By Jude Timms, , 2:01 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
This summer the Australian National Maritime Museum invites families to enjoy a brand new theatre show, Captain Nemo’s Nautilus, inspired by its new children’s adventureland, Voyage to the Deep. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - One two for Henri Lloyd By Henri Lloyd, Sydney , 6:55 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
It was an epic battle right from the starter’s gun with Comanche, the new and very sexy US built 100-foot supermaxi, leading the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet out of the heads in record making speed. ...
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Man escapes burning yacht on Shoalhaven River By Ken McManus, , 2:45 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
A man has been taken to Shoalhaven Hospital this morning after escaping from a burning yacht on the Shoalhaven River on the NSW South Coast. ...
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Toronto Boat Show Ocean Sailing Forum - Learn from cruising experts By World Cruising Club USA, , 2:47 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Toronto Boat Show - If you are planning to cruise offshore this year or in the future, then the Ocean Sailing Forum is the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge and learn some top tips from the 'experts'. ...
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World ARC 2015-16 fleet prepare in Cape Town By World Cruising Club, , 3:05 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
World ARC 2015-16 - There has been a World ARC fleet setting off from either Saint Lucia or Cape Town, to begin or complete its circumnavigation, for the previous seven years, each January. However, 2015 is the first year that World ARC has a fleet in Cape Town, preparing to cross the South Atlantic to Brazil and a new fleet, World ARC 2015-16, ...
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Five sailing rope tips for sailing or cruising By Captain John Jamieson, Florida , 9:00 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Discover five sea-tested sailing tips that you can use to 'end-for-end' anchor or docking line and keep your expensive running rigging 'catastrophic failure' free all sailing season long. ...
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Marine Rescue Kioloa and Ulladulla vessels investigate flare sighting By Ken McManus, , 1:52 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Volunteers from Marine Rescue Units at Kioloa and Ulladulla have responded to a report of emergency flares sighted off Snapper Point at Kioloa. ...
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Phuket International Boat Show preview By PIMEX: Phuket International Marine Exhibition, , 8:51 AM Fri 2 Jan 2015 GMT
What better way to start off more fun 2015 than to visit next week’s opening of the Phuket International Boat Show at Royal Phuket Marina on the 8th January. This year’s show has got more than marine, with luxury cars, properties, lifestyle accessories and more… ...
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Two men and 4-year-old missing on fishing trip off Jervis Bay By Ken McManus, , 10:31 AM Thu 1 Jan 2015 GMT
Rescue vessels from Marine Rescue Units at Jervis Bay, Shoalhaven and Sussex Inlet have been deployed on a search for a missing trailer boat with three people on board. Marine Rescue Regional Controller for Illawarra, Bruce Mitchell said that at around 4:30 this afternoon an anxious wife contacted Marine Rescue Shoalhaven to advise that her husband and 4-year-old son had not returned. ...
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